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golden_valley

Member Since 02 February 2012 - 12:55 PM
Offline Last Active Sep 23 2020 07:46 PM
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In Topic: Domestic Terrorism, American Fascism, Trump, and the Republicans

23 September 2020 - 03:25 PM

View PostBeelzebuddy, on 23 September 2020 - 02:57 PM, said:

Only if they are in uniform in a combat zone

Would camo you buy online count as a uniform?

In Topic: So long Internet... it was nice knowing you

23 September 2020 - 02:38 PM

Governments failed utterly to anticipate the criminal activity that can occur on the internet. Or if they tried they only anticipated financial damage that can be handled by existing laws.

In Topic: Domestic Terrorism, American Fascism, Trump, and the Republicans

23 September 2020 - 01:58 PM

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“In our society, heavily armed groups of untrained men are free to possess ludicrous opinions about Hitler having admirable qualities, Black people being intellectually inferior to whites, or our government being controlled by Satan-worshipping pedophiles funded by a Jewish cabal,” the complaint reads. “However, when these beliefs turn into a conspiracy to deprive the rest of us of our constitutional guarantees through threats, fear, assault, violence, and murder, then the actions and coordination of these right wing militias become the subject matter of our law.”

“We have an army. We do not need people playing army — particularly when their targets are engaged in the expression of fundamental rights,” it continues.

Pretty much sums up the issue. I wonder though why civil society needs to apply civil rules like "who started it" to play army situations where people are stalking around armed. The "he hit me with a skateboard, so that justifies me killing him" defense wouldn't fly in a military situation, would it?

In Topic: Coronavirus

23 September 2020 - 12:54 PM

View PostTraveler, on 23 September 2020 - 12:52 PM, said:

Birx is about to jump ship. You know it's bad when a whitewasher quits whitewashing.

Another person who thought they could control the Administration's worst inclinations.

In Topic: Coronavirus

23 September 2020 - 11:20 AM

View PostProbabilistic, on 23 September 2020 - 10:29 AM, said:

A puzzle for the MAGAts to ponder on: Why does one need a vaccine for something that affects practically nobody, and which was a Chinese hoax?

Also, is injection of the Trump vaccine, when clearly one doesn't need it (see above), a bigger infringement of individual liberty than being asked to don a face mask?

It all depends on who is telling you to do something. If it's someone you like, then it's okay for them to tell you. If it's someone or something you don't like, then you must not only fail to comply but to loudly say "you aren't the boss of me."